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Colorado City Removes Citizenship Requirement for First Responders

The civil service authority in Aurora, CO, has changed its policy, making citizenship no longer a requirement to work for that city's police and fire departments.

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San Diego Seeks to Provide Confidential Mental Health Care to First Responders

A proposed new program would enable currently serving as well as retired first responders in San Diego to get confidential mental health services.

Dallas PD Welcomes Largest Academy Class Ever

While agencies across the United States struggle to attract qualified recruit candidates, the Dallas Police Department welcomed 82 new recruits on Wednesday—the largest recruiting class in the department's storied history.

Michigan Department Fires Officer Who Owns KKK Memorabilia

An officer with the Muskegon Police Department who was found to be in possession of KKK memorabilia has been fired.

SIG Sauer Academy Partners with FLIR Systems on Night Vision Course

SIG Sauer Academy has announced a partnership with FLIR Systems for its Night Vision Operator course, to include the addition of cutting-edge FLIR Night Vision and Thermal Imaging equipment.

Thin Blue Line Flag Hat

The Badge Life's one-of-a-kind limited edition Thin Blue Line Snapback Hat has a classic fit that features a pre-curved visor and low profile.

Judge: California Sheriff Cannot Reinstate Fired Deputy

A judge on Monday ruled that L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's decision to reinstate a deputy who had been fired for violating department policies regarding domestic violence must be reversed and that the deputy must be dismissed and return all county property, including his badge and gun.

Senior Officers Speak Out: "The Best Advice I Got as a Rookie"

There's so much great advice handed down from senior officers to LEOs just coming on the job. It's invaluable institutional knowledge, so if you have the opportunity as a more seasoned officer help out a rookie with something you've learned over the years, make every effort to do it.

Tennessee Police Captain Derides SROs as Not "Real Cops"

A captain with the Knoxville Police Department was conducting a briefing in June—that was reportedly captured on audio—during which he openly mocked anyone who wanted to become a school resource officer (SRO).

Philadelphia to Fire 13 Officers for Facebook Posts

Thirteen officers with the Philadelphia Police Department are likely to be terminated from their jobs over a series of inflammatory comments they shared on Facebook.